AFL Round 17 Preview (Season 2020)

My Predictions- AFL Round 17, Season 2020 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)

(St Kilda) v West Coast
(Geelong) v Richmond
North Melbourne v (Fremantle)
(Port Adelaide) v Essendon
GWS v (Melbourne Demons)
Carlton v (Adelaide Crows)
Hawthorn v (Western Bulldogs)
(Sydney Swans) v Brisbane Lions
Collingwood v (Gold Coast)

Teams with the Bye: None

My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Port Adelaide v Essendon (Port Adelaide)

Toughest game to pick a winner in: Carlton v Adelaide Crows (Adelaide Crows)

Thursday Night Game

St Kilda v West Coast
Both teams will be looking to win in order to feature in the finals in AFL Season 2020.
Key matchup: Jack Billings v Andrew Gaff
St Kilda Game Changer: Dean Kent
West Coast Game Changer: Tim Kelly
My Prediction: St Kilda

Friday Night Game

Geelong v Richmond
Geelong will be looking to make a statement in this game.
Key matchup: Cameron Guthrie v Trent Cotchin
Geelong Game Changer: Mitch Duncan
Richmond Game Changer: Noah Balta
My Prediction: Geelong

Saturday Afternoon Games

North Melbourne v Fremantle
This is a must win for both teams as they will be looking for a morale boost to take into the AFL Season 2021 preseason
Key matchup: Todd Goldstein v Sean Darcy
North Melbourne Game Changer: Jed Anderson
Fremantle Game Changer: Michael Walters
My Prediction: Fremantle

Port Adelaide v Essendon
Essendon have more at stake, but it’s unlikely they’ll win this game.
Key matchup: Travis Boak v Darcy Parish
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Scott Lycett
Essendon Game Changer: Zach Merrett
My Prediction: Port Adelaide

Saturday Night Game

GWS v Melbourne Demons
This is a difficult game to predict. There’s plenty on the line for both teams as far as finishing in the top 8 on the ladder is concerned.
Key matchup: Tim Taranto v Clayton Oliver
GWS Game Changer: Lachie Whitfield
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Clayton Oliver
My Prediction: Melbourne Demons

Sunday Afternoon Games

Carlton v Adelaide Crows
This is an important game for both teams with regards to building confidence.
Key matchup: Ed Curnow v Matt Crouch
Carlton Game Changer: Zac Fisher
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Reilly O’Brien
My Prediction: Adelaide Crows

Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs
This is a game that the Western Bulldogs simply must win if they are a chance to make finals.
Key matchup: Tom Mitchell v Jack Macrae
Hawthorn Game Changer: James Cousins
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Josh Bruce
My Prediction: Western Bulldogs

Sunday Night Game

Sydney Swans v Brisbane Lions
This is a danger game for the Brisbane Lions.
Key matchup: Oliver Florent v Lachie Neale
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Luke Parker
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Hugh McCluggage
My Prediction: Sydney Swans

Monday Night Game

Collingwood v Gold Coast
This is a really pivotal game for both teams and therefore it’s a good to look forward to watching; it’s an intriguing contest.
Key matchup: Brodie Grundy v Jarrod Witts
Collingwood Game Changer: Brayden Maynard
Gold Coast Game Changer: Sam Day
My Prediction: Gold Coast

 

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